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THE PAINTINGS HERE ALTERNATE BETWEEN REEF AND RAINFOREST POINT OF
DEPARTURE. SOME OF THEM ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE WHILE OTHERS ARE NOT
AVAILABLE OR HAVE ALREADY BEEN SOLD, (INDICATED BY A RED ASTERIX*).
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME TO DISCUSS THE PAINTINGS,
POSSIBLE SALES OR PERHAPS A COMMISSION.
 
   
   
 

'CYCAD GORGE' (with dingo) IS A LOOK AT A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT FOR
ME, BRINGING TOGETHER SOME OF THE IMAGERY OF A FRIEND'S
EXPERIENCES IN THE DRY COUNTRY OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY.

 
  'CYCAD GORGE' (with dingo)  1100 X 800 *
   
   
  'NIKKI'S REEFSCAPE' COMBINES ELEMENTS OF THE REEF EXPERIENCE, DRAWING
FROM A YOUNG FRIEND'S PERSONAL FAVOURITES, RECALLING IMAGERY
AND MEMORIES
FROM HER LIFE ON THE REEF.
 

 
  'NIKKI'S REEFSCAPE'  1800 X 1200 *
   
  'BANANA FLOWER' IS A PORTRAIT OF THE SPLENDOUR OF THE FORMATION OF THE
SIMPLE BANANA. THE AMAZING FLOWER GROWS OUT OF THE TOP OF THE PLANT, ARCING
OVER AND DEVELOPING THIS HUGE SENSUOUS FORM OF DEEP MAGENTA LAYERINGS WHICH
CURL BACK PROGRESSIVELY OVER THE WEEKS AS THE FLOWER CONTINUES TO UNFOLD
DOWN THE STALK REVEALING CONSECUTIVE ROWS OF SMALL LITTLE BANANAS WHICH OVER
TIME GRADUALLY SWELL TO FULL SIZE BANANAS. SO NICE TO HAVE TREE RIPENED FRUIT. . .
 
  'BANANA FLOWER'  800 X 1205
       
  WITH 'REEFVOLUTIONS' I WANTED TO TRY THE INVERSE OF AN
EARLIER PAINTING BY HAVING A SEEMINGLY INFINITE CENTRE OF
LUMINOUS BLUE CONVOLUTIONS SURROUNDED BY AN INTENSELY
DETAILED AND LIVELY SWIRLING CORALLINE MATRIX
.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  'REEFVOLUTIONS'  1425 X 1225
 
       
  THIS PAINTING'S DYNAMIC AND LUXURIOUSLY
PATTERNED COMPOSITION PRESENTS THE VIEWER
WITH A KALEIDOSCOPIC CELEBRATION OF THE
REEF AND ALL IT'S COLOUR, LIFE & SPLENDOUR.
       
 
 
  BYRON'S REEFSCAPE   1620 X 1520 *
       
       
 

'DIANE'S FOREST' IS A LOOK AT SEVERAL ASPECTS OF THE
LOCAL RAINFOREST, FROM THE MANY SEED SHAPES AND
FRUIT FORMS TO THE PLAY OF LIGHT THAT FILTERS DOWN
THROUGH THE CANOPY OF LEAVES HIGH ABOVE.

       
 
  'DIANE'S FOREST'  1620 X 1520 *
       
       
  'RUMNEY REEFSCAPE' IS A LIVELY CARNIVAL OF COLOUR
DOMINATED BY THE EYE TO EYE GAZE OF A MINKE WHALE.
THE INTENSITY OF DETAIL AND EXHILARATING SWEEP OF
MOVEMENT GUIDES YOU ALONG TO DISCOVER THE MANY
ELEMENTS OF THE PAINTING.
       
 
  RUMNEY REEFSCAPE   1600 X 1100 *
       
       
 
  MAC'S REEFSCAPE 2600 X 2100 ( 6 panels)*
 

ASSEMBLED IN A SINGLE ARRANGEMENT FOR A LARGE SPACE
ABOVE A MAGNIFICENT STAIRCASE, THESE INDIVIDUAL
PAINTINGS MAKE THE TRANSITION FROM THE CORAL
DEPTHS TO THE TROPICAL ISLAND BEACH.

       
       
 

 I'M OFTEN STRUCK BY SOME OF THE
LEAVES IN THE FOREST. SOME OF THEM
ARE HUGE! WHETHER BRIGHT GREEN WITH
LIFE, OR A RICH BROWN OF DECAY, THEY ARE
ALWAYS VERY INTERESTING, SMALL OR LARGE.
LOOKING CLOSE AT THE TINY VEINS AND
DETAILS OF A LEAF IS WHAT THIS PAINTING
IS ABOUT. ADMITTEDLY, I WENT A LITTLE
OVER THE TOP WITH THE DETAIL, BUT
JUST FELT THAT IT NEEDED IT.

 
        BIG LEAF WITH QUANDONGS 1400 X 1200 *
       
   

LIZARD ISLAND IS A VERY SPECIAL PLACE
OFF THE COAST OF FAR NORTH
QUEENSLAND. EMBEDDED LIKE A GRANITE JEWEL IN THE TURQUOISE OF THE REEF,
IT'S WELL WORTH THE EFFORT AND
EXPENSE TO GET THERE.
THIS PAINTING, THOUGH RELATIVELY
SMALL, MANAGES TO CONJURE UP MUCH
OF THE LUMINOUS DELIGHT OF THE
ISLAND, THE LAGOON & SOME OF THE
VIBRANT LIFE.

  LIZARD ISLAND 1 1000 X 900 *     
       
   THIS PAINTING HAD IT'S SOURCE IN A WALK WITH
FRIENDS UP KAURI CREEK. IT'S BEST TO WALK
BAREFOOT ON THE COARSE GRANITE SAND RIGHT
IN THE CREEK ITSELF, AS IT WINDS UPSTREAM
AMIDST THE RAINFOREST. SPLASHING THROUGH
THE ANKLE DEEP WATER, DODGING
WAIT-A-WHILE AND SOAKING IN THE PLAY OF
LIGHT AND SHADOW UPON THE BRIGHT COLOURS
OF THE MANY DIFFERENT FRUITS AND LEAVES
DRIFTING ALONG IN THE CLEAR WATER.
 

      KAURI CREEK LIGHT 1000 X 900 *
       
 

THE RECURRING PATTERNING OF
INTRICATE CONVOLUTIONS IN MANY
CORALS AND FISH IS ONE OF THE MOST
INTRUIGING THINGS YOU SEE OUT
ON THE REEF.

WHILE NOT STRICTLY FRACTAL, I WANTED
TO TRY AND TAKE THE CLASSIC 'BRAIN
CORAL' PATTERN THROUGH SEVERAL LEVELS
OF SCALE IN THIS PAINTING, GIVING THE
OBSERVER SOMETHING OF THE

BREATAKING ENTHRALLMENT
WHICH OVERHWELMS YOU
OUT ON THE REEF.

 
      FRACTAL CONVOLUTIA 1400 X 1200
       

 

THE DEEP, GLOWING BLUE OF
'CORALINE CONFIGURATION' SURROUNDS
A CENTRAL MAZE OF BRAIN CORAL WHICH
FADES OUTWARD BENEATH THE MANY
LAYERS OF A LUMINOUS COBALT BLUE.

 
CORALINE CONFIGURATION 1400 X 1200 * 
     
         
  'CORALINE RIPPLE' IS ALL ABOUT THE
INTENSELY DETAILED CONVOLUTIONS
OF CORAL PATTERNS BEING WASHED OVER
BY THE RIPPLING EFFECTS OF SUNLIGHT
STREAMING DOWN THROUGH THE LENS OF
THE SHALLOWS OUT ON THE REEF.
   
        CORALINE RIPPLE 1400 X 1200 * 
         
  INFINITE BLUE     'INFINITE BLUE' HAS A SCALE AND
DEPTH WHICH TAKES THE VIEWER
RIGHT IN. THE DYNAMIC
COMPOSTITION AND SUGGESTIVE
ICONOGRAPHY IMPARTS A FEELING
OF THE SLIGHTLY OFF-BALANCE
BOYANCY OFTEN ENCOUNTERED
ON THE REEF.
  INFINITE BLUE 1800 X 1500 *      
 
   
  'REEFSCAPE TUMULT' HAS A LIVELY
ENERGY AND ANIMATED COMPOSITION
WHICH SEEMS TO STRIVE TO ESCAPE
THE BOUNDS OF THE PAINTING.
   
 
  REEFSCAPE TUMULT  1010 X 910 *    
         
   WITH WARM LUMINOSITY, 'FORESTLIGHT'
HOLDS A SOFT INTIMACY WHICH ALLOWS
FOR CONTEMPLATION OF THE ORGANIC
FOREST FORMS.
  FORESTLIGHT
      FORESTLIGHT 1000 X 900
       
 
 

PROJECTING A STRONG SENSE
OF VOLUME, DEPTH AND DIVERSITY
'DEEP REEF' MOVES FROM THE MANY
HUED CLARITY OF THE NEAR SURFACE
DOWN INTO A CHARGED LUMINOSITY
OF THE BLUE DEEP.

  DEEP REEF 1800 X 1600 *    
       
  A TROPICAL MORNING LIGHT ON
BANANA LEAVES, REFLECTING THE
QUIET CONTRAST BETWEEN THE
DEPARTING COOL NIGHT AIR AND
THE WARMTH OF THE COMING DAY.
  CORAL COAST MORNING
      CORAL COAST MORNING * 1200 X 900
       
  HALSTEAD REEF
  HALSTEAD REEF 2000 X 1000  *
  WITH SURGING MOVEMENT AND DEPTH, BALANCED BY LIVELY DETAIL
AND ORGANIC REEFORMS, THIS LARGE REEFSCAPE HAS THE SCALE TO LET THE
EYE WANDER ABOUT AND FEEL THE DYNAMIC VITALITY OF THE REEF EXPERIENCE.
         
     

'KAT'S TURTLE IDYLL' IS A RESULT OF
AN EXCHANGE OF EMAILS AND A
PHONE CALL OR TWO WITH A FRIEND
WHO HAD SPENT A FEW DREAMY
WEEKS IN COSTA RICA INCLUDING
SEVERAL SPECIAL HOURS WITH SOME
TURTLES ON THE BEACH.

  KAT'S TURTLE IDYLL1000 X 800 *    
         
 

IN THIS ALLEGORICAL
TRILOGY I CALLED 'NATURE ICON',
I STRIVED TO MAKE
THE SIMPLE STATEMENT
THAT AS STEWARDS IN THE WORLD,
WE HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY IN KEEPING
OUR BEAUTIFUL ENVIRONMENT
POISED IN A DELICATE BALANCE.
THROUGH OUR ACTIONS WE CAN
DETERMINE IF OUR NATURAL WORLD IS
HELD SECURE IN OUR HANDS, OR
IS ALLOWED TO SLIP AWAY THROUGH
OUR FINGERS, LEAVING ONLY A
JUMBLED DESTRUCTION.

'NATURE ICON' IS A DEPARTURE
FROM MY USUAL WORK.
THE IDEA OF A MONUMENTAL
HAND HOLDING A FOREST, WHICH
WAS THEN SLOUGHED OFF WITH
THE SIMPLE TWIST OF THE WRIST
JUST CAME TO ME ONE DAY AND I WAS
COMPELLED TO DO IT. THE THIRD
PAINTING, WITH A SMALLER HAND
HOLDING THE SPROUTING SEED IS
INTENDED AS A SYMBOL OF FRESH
PROMISE IN THE LIGHT OF NEW DAY.

    NATURE ICON 1
      NATURE ICON 1 1000 X 850
       
      NATURE ICON 2
      NATURE ICON 2 1000 X 850
       
      NATURE ICON 3
      NATURE ICON 3 1000 X 850
       
         
 
THIS PAINTING WAS COMMISSIONED
BY A FRIEND WHO GREW UP ON A
BANANA FARM. SHE WANTED TO
HAVE THE IMAGERY RECALL
THE SHAPES AND COLOURS OF THAT TIME.
   
        TRIXIE'S BANANAS 1200 X 900 *
         
   
    NARA REEFSCAPE  1000 X 3000 *
    THIS PAINTING WAS COMMISSIONED FOR A RESORT IN SOUTHEAST
QUEENSLAND A FEW YEARS AGO. . . MOVING LIKE A POWERFUL PANORAMA
ACROSS THE WILD AND FANTASIC FACE OF A REEF BOMMIE.